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Is my HDD dying?

Discussion in 'Storage & Backup' started by Groff, Mar 25, 2022.

  1. Groff

    Groff Member

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    4TB Seagate Ironwolf pro

    Nothing untoward that i've noticed usage wise however I just looked at crystaldisk stats
    I've highlighted which items I suspect are untoward.
    Have i nothing to worry about or is it a sign of impending failure?

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    a different way to look at this is that the answer to the question "is my data storage device dying?" is always YES. Doesn't matter if it's a new or well tested hard disk, or a printed sheet of paper. It's always on the way out.

    In your case, it's dying about as slowly as is reasonably possible. Absolute values don't mean as much as trends, and letting something like DiskCheckup etc regularly poll and record the data is (for my money) a much better way of answering your question of "a sign of impending failure" than a static value right now.
     
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    Looks fine to me
     
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    Groff

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    I have Hard disk Sentinel on that computer. So hopefully that will do a good job.

    Thanks for all the responses from everyone.
     
  6. rireland

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    if you are worried about data loss it may be time to look at your back-up plan.
     
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    Nope not worried about data loss. The drive is fairly new so if was on the way out I'd be preparing for a warranty claim.

    I have data saved in triplicate including offsite backup.
     

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